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UTA signs ‘godfather of grime’ Wiley

The UK rapper, recently awarded an MBE, has followed agent Billy Wood to the London office of United Talent Agency

By IQ on 27 Mar 2018

Wiley, CockRock 2013

image © Mark Regan

United Talent Agency (UTA) in London has signed British grime star Wiley for worldwide representation.

The platinum-selling British rapper, real name Richard Cowie Jnr MBE, will be represented by a team of global agents at UTA, who in addition to touring will “explore opportunities for him across a wide scope of services”, including digital, branding, endorsements and TV.

Agent Billy Wood, who joined UTA from WME last March, says: “We are thrilled to be working with such an iconic tastemaker in music. He has played an integral role in elevating grime globally and still remains close to his roots. We look forward to working with Wiley and his team worldwide.”

Wiley was formerly represented by Wood at WME.

 


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